Medicare Rebates

On 1 November 2010, new laws came into effect that give eligible midwives access to specific items in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)

Our Midwives are specialist Medicare providers and therefore are:

  • registered under the National Registration Accreditation Scheme, and
  • notated as an eligible midwife by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and
  • are in private practice to access MBS services, refer to specific specialists and request some pathology and diagnostic items.


Medicare Rebates can apply for the following with Community Midwifery Services:

Pre-natal Appointments
Post-natal Appointments – to 6 weeks after birth

In order to take advantage of the Government Medicare Rebate system for Midwifery our patients will need to secure a referral for the services of a Private Midwife from a GP/Obstetrician or a Consultant Obstetrician (Referring Practitioner MUST have Obstetric Qualifications) Please refer to the link here for a list of local providers.